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Sep 17, 2012 12:00pm EDT
, the president called again. in very difficult moments, president obama asked him to come back to national service. being the patriot that he is, he did. he left the school and went back to afghanistan as america's ambassador in a moment when we were beginning yet another transition period this afternoon, we have been very blessed to have him come to carnegie to make this stop but his return from afghanistan. he will speak to us about what the transition in that country holds, what the prospects are at why afghanistan still matters to the united states. ladies and gentlemen, please join me in extending a very warm welcome to the man -- ryan crocker. [applause] >> thank you, ashley. i think. ashley notes that before it went to pakistan in 2004, he very generously spent much of a day with me. to give me some perspectives on part of the world with which i was not very familiar . my career leaned toward the west. pakistan clearly was a different phenomenon. i have always been grateful for that. i am particularly grateful for the fact that the depth and range of your briefing, i can't read ever
CSPAN
Sep 18, 2012 5:00pm EDT
defensive statement by president obama than to say, finally, he didn't mention it in two state of the union speeches, climate change is not a hoax. that's a real aggressive statement. that would have made teddy roosevelt proud and jimmy carter. you don't have a political infrastructure on capitol hill and many state legislatures. they are running away from the issue. not time to talk about why, but they are running away from the issue. they're not even criticizing nuclear power. they're cutting deals. not talking about a carbon tax, which corporate knights has written about and in the current issue. those are the three outcries that are necessary. and the never more capable technology and recent breakthroughs on solar and wind power are very impressive and becoming a worldwide industry. and the physical manifestations of our environmental crisis, drought and horrendous storms, certainly are perceived as dangerous by everybody who's affected by them. so we live in a peculiar situation of great opportunity and capability, but not great mobilization with the usual exceptions. i don't usually d
CSPAN
Sep 28, 2012 9:00am EDT
insurance, the reason why i am leaning toward obama -- and i really do not know what obamacare is, but from what i understand ifrom mitt romney, he doesn't believe in any care. my husband has high blood pressure. he was not a mechanic ever insurance we went to, and he could not pass the physical. the insurance company would not injure him. i tried to buy him insurance. as soon as he said he was employed independent, nobody would injure him. that is my big issue. when people have worked their whole lives and they get sick, we should be able to buy insurance. host: dr. makary, what role -- and if you want to address her specific point, that is fine, but what role do the insurance companies play in this unaccountableness, as you call it? guest: we have had no good ways to measure the quality of health care. the insurance companies have been eager to get into the business of looking at performance and use it as a way to pay hospitals and doctors. the problem is, we have not had a good measure until now. there is a very exciting revolution taking place in medical care now. it is in medicare webs
CSPAN
Sep 11, 2012 10:00am EDT
that they have not gone away and we have to continue to rely on them. host: does president obama deserve credit for what some of his critics have said, following bush's strategy on the wrort or fighting al qaeda? >> as i said, keeping pressure on the core al qaeda in afghanistan and pakistan have been successful. some of the other techniques being used around the world have been successful. i think it's a different -- not knowing this personally, but i think when you step into the oval office and you have responsiblity for keeping the american people safe, some of the things you may have said on the campaign trail may have to fadeaway. so, i have disagreements with a variety of things, this administration has done in this area. but, i think the things they've continued, despite campaign promises has been helpful. >> this is a recent headline in the washington post. u.s. to designate the haqqani network. what is that and what is the threat? guest: based in the tribal area of pakistan and transits between afghanistan and pakistan. they are some of the most deadly fighters. they are responsible fo
CSPAN
Sep 10, 2012 5:00pm EDT
eight years later, president obama was handed a greater than $1 trillion deficit, the largest in history, an economic collapse the likes of which this country hadn't experienced since the great depression, and a situation where jobs were being lost at a rate of 750,000 per month. more than 4 million jobs had been lost in the six months before he took office, another 4 plus-million would be lost in the few months after he was sworn into office. the policies being promoted by the other side are the policies that were in place leading up to the great recession. the president believes that we need to continue along with the kinds of policies that invest in education, invest in clean energy, invest in research and development, and deal with our fiscal challenges in a balanced way -- protect and build the middle class of the united states. and that's what you're hearing him talk about all around the country. >> so does the president blame republicans for the unemployment rate still above 8 percent? >> it's not about blaming. we know that the country was in economic free fall when he took offic
CSPAN
Sep 27, 2012 5:00pm EDT
and president obama meet in the first presidential debate, moderated by jim lehrer of "the newshour." what can engage with c-span, including our live previous at 7:00 p.m. eastern, the debate at 9:00, and after the debate, your reaction. follow our live coverage on c- span, c-span radio, and c- span.org. >> defense secretary leon panetta today said it was obvious the killing of four americans at a u.s. consulate in libya was a terrorist attack. he also said more attacks on american soldiers by afghan soldiers are likely. the remarks came this afternoon with the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. >> since the general dempsey just returned from the war front, we thought it would be worth making some comments on afghanistan -- since the general did see just returned from the war front -- since general dempsey just returned from the war front. i will invite general dempsey to share his comments as well. last week, we completed the drawdown of 33,000 surge forces that the president ordered to afghanistan in december 2009. as i said in announcing this milestone last week, it is clear that the su
CSPAN
Sep 11, 2012 1:00pm EDT
enforce the comprehensive sanctions to respond to this threat. signed, barack obama, the white house. . the speaker pro tempore: referred to the committee on foreign affairs and ordered printed. for what purpose does the gentleman from florida seek recognition? >> madam speaker, by direction of the committee on rules, i call up house resolution 773 for its immediate consideration. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the resolution. the clerk: house calendar number 158, house resolution 773. resolved, that at any time after the adoption of this resolution the speaker may, pursuant to clause 2-b of rule 18, declares the house resolved into the committee of the whole house on the state of the union for consideration of the bill h.r. 5544, to authorize and expedite a land exchange involving the national -- involving national forest system land and the district of the superior national forest and certain other national forest system land in the state of minnesota as limited recreational and conservation resources and lands owned by the state of minnesota in trust for the public
CSPAN
Sep 13, 2012 1:00pm EDT
receiving the most usaid over the past decade and president obama said he doesn't think we would consider egypt an ally. certain countries continue to serve as a safe haven for those who wish to cause harm to americans and tear down our fundamental principles of freedom and liberty. such actions merit repercussions, not a continued free flow of american tax dollars. when our nation has a debt of more than $16 trillion and people in my district in pennsylvania are struggling to find jobs to support their families, it is past time that we reconsider funding to people that wish harm on the united states. it is time to end the practice of appeasement and take a staunch position regarding libya, egypt, and others in order to ensure a more calculated approach. thank you. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the gentleman from georgia reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from florida. mr. hastings: mr. speaker, before yielding to my good friend and colleague, mr. mcgovern, three minutes from massachusetts, i would just urge my colleague from pennsylvania t
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